Fast -n- Easy Vegetarian Tortellini Soup

This is easy peasy vegetarian recipe!

1 T – EVO

2 fresh garlic cloves, pressed

1 small sweet onion finely chopped (about 1/3 cup)

1 – 32 oz. box organic vegetable stock

1 – 14.5oz can of Italian style stewed tomatoes (Costco has these at a good price)

1 t. dried oregano or 1 Tablespoon fresh

8 oz. pkg of Barilla Three Cheese Tortellini

2 handfuls of fresh spinach, washed and stemmed

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

water if needed

Saute’ garlic and onion in EVO in your soup pot until onion is tender. Then, add box of chicken stock, can of tomatoes and oregano to the pot. Stir, cover and heat to a simmer. Add tortellini to simmering pot, cover and cook about 10 mins or until Tortellini is tender. At this time you may want to add a cup or so of water, if the Tortellini absorbed too much of the liquid. Add spinach and Parmesan cheese, gently stir. Let simmer about 2 minutes more, until spinach is wilted, (don’t over cook the spinach). Serve in a pretty bowl with cracked pepper and a little more Parm on top if you’d like! Great with a side salad and warm crusty bread!

(Other items I’ve added to the soup before are: 1 chopped yellow zucchini, chopped jalapeño peppers sautéed in with the garlic and onion. Chopped fresh tomatoes and basil from my garden.)


November 2, 2018 1 Comment

Less Information. More Transformation by Joyce Courtney

There are times I become completely submerged in my computer. After I come up for air I feel as if my mind could just explode from information overload. I can see that I excessively consume information and it leaves my soul feeling sluggish and weighed down, just as if I’d eaten way too much for dinner.

Ken Wytsma writes, “At some psychological level, we’re addicted to our approach to information and it’s hard to resist the temptation to try to subtract by continuing to add.”

More information will not get us where we’re trying to go! We can stop trying to climb up for God has already come down. He has given us The Christ, all that we need. Paul teaches, “Don’t copy this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” So! Let’s put our childish ways behind us in order to renew our minds and grow our souls. We can begin our journey by practicing self assessment, looking inward rather than pointing fingers outward and loving others as ourselves.

Less information. More transformation.


March 24, 2015 1 Comment

Perspective and Perceptions

Spring is here and Easter is coming! Remember? He makes all things new. Getting a new perspective on your life can lead to positive changes. Metaphorically, take what you are learning in your Yoga Bird practice and apply it to your life.

“To change ourselves effectively, we first have to change our perceptions.” ― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Here are a few suggestions to get you going! Be honest with yourself, feel what is true, take on new challenges, practice positive self talk, spend time in nature, take time to be alone, travel to new places (it can be in your own county), do something fun, meditate, make better food choices, get some back yard chickens. (just kidding about the chickens but seriously!) 🙂

Easter’s coming!


April 1, 2014 Leave a comment